Fall 2016 Newsletter!!


Lichtenberger Engineering Library Fall 2016 Newsletter


  1. Engineering Library 2015-2016 Year in Review
  2. NEW Creative Space – Imagine! Tinker! Design! Create!
  3. Open House – September 8th
  4. New and Updated Resources
  5. Lib Guides
  6. InfoHawk+
  7. E-books on the Bookshelves!
  8. Instruction and Support
  9. Course Reserves


Engineering Library 2015-2016 Fiscal Year in Review

Want to see the numbers about how the Engineering Library did last year? Check out our infographic!

Creative Space – Imagine! Tinker! Design! Create!

A new creative space opening this fall! The Engineering Library and Engineering Technological Centers are collaborating on a Maker/Creative Space!

  • 3D Scanners: Matter & Form; Sense 3D; Structor for iPad; Xbox Kinect
  • Virtual Reality Station: Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset; Leap Motion Controller
  • 3D Cameras: 360fly 4K & RICOH Theta
  • 2 Collaboration Tables: each with 43” (4K) quad monitor; stationary computer; laptop jacks
  • Modeling Station: 4 Computers; Leap Motion Controllers; Wacom Drawing Tablets; 3D Modeling Software
  • Tool Library: Canon PowerShot Camera; Tape Measure; Screwdrivers; Light Meters; Webcam; Creative Boxes; other Technology Tools; Hand Tools; Measuring Tools; and LabQuest Equipment.

Open House! Mark Your Calendars!!

  • September 8, 2016. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • See the new Creative Space first hand!
  • Enjoy a hands-on experience with the new equipment

New and Updated Resources

Jane’s Online

Over 100 years of history, HIS Jane’s is the most trusted & respected public source of defense and security information in the world. Jane’s is available only to On-Campus Users. Our subscription includes:

  • Jane’s Aero-Engines
  • Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft Development & Production
  • Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft in Service
  • Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft Unmanned
  • Jane’s Fighting Ships

Synthesis Series – Digital Library of Engineering & Computer Science

We now have 800 synthesis lectures which are 50-100 page electronic books with in-depth anaylsis of a current topic in 22 different areas, including:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science


  • 2016 Editions now available In our reference section (non-circulating)
  • Provides construction cost estimates, including: City Cost Indexes; Crew Composition; Labor; Profit Rates; Materials; Facilities Repair; Productivity Rates; and Green Building

Current Protocols

MIT Books

  • More than 650 ebooks from MIT Press dating back as far as 1943
  • approximately 65% of titles in computing-related fields, such as computer science, artificial intelligence, information theory, and computer programming

Springer Material:

  • Providing access to numerical and graphical data on the properties of materials
  • Search by elements, structure, or corrosion

SAE Technical Papers (Society of Automotive Engineers)

Provides access to over 175,000 continuously updated technical reports. Subjects include aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicles. The reports date back as far as 1906.

Library Subject Guides

Check out our subject guides – available for each discipline. The guides are continually updated with new information and resources. You’ll find information on popular resources, subject guides, handbooks, and digital publications. The guides also include helpful links, including Citation Guides, Engineering Ethics, Copyright and Open Access Information among other things. Check our homepage to find the links!


The University of Iowa has implemented a new way to access library resources and materials! InfoHawk+ is replacing the InfoHawk basic catalog and Smart Search.  InfoHawk+ merges the two search engines into an easy-to-use, streamlined search engine which allows for clear access to the UI Libraries holdings and resources! Check it out!

E-books on the Bookshelves!

A pilot project is making our e-book resources accessible on our bookshelves!

  • Each e-book has a book-sized plastic case shelved by call number.
  • Each case has spine label, and both front and back covers
  • There is a QR code on the spine
  • NFC tag on the back cover
  • Inside the case are info sheets which may be taken by the user. The information includes title, call number, and web address

Instruction & Research Support

Both Engineering Librarians are available for short or class length demonstrations on a wide variety of library resources.

Kari Kozak, Head of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library, is available to talk about resources and services to students, faculty, and/or staff.  This could range from an overview of the library and services to in-depth researching strategies including evaluating information, standards, and patents.  Sessions can be to individuals, small groups, lab groups, or classes. Email Kari at kari-kozak@uiowa.edu for more information.

Qianjin (Marina) Zhang, Engineering & Informatics Librarian, is also available to talk about library overview and services as well as detailed sessions related to data management and Endnote.  Email Marina at qianjin-zhang@uiowa.edu for more information

Check out the following instructional menu to help see how we can help personalize a class visit:  http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/eng/files/2012/08/library-instruction-menu_v2.pdf

Have an item you would like to request for the Engineering Library to purchase? Just send us an email (lib-engineering@uiowa.edu).

Course Reserves

Course Reserves are being organized for the Fall Semester.  If you have not already done so and would like to have items put on reserve for the Fall Semester, please email the Engineering Library at lib-engineering@uiowa.edu with a list of the materials and course number.


Learning something new @Hardin Library | Fall workshops on Scopus, Systematic Reviews, EndNote & More


Hardin Library’s Open Workshop fall schedule is now available!
18 workshops free and open to all.  Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.
Classes include:

  • APA Styleapa 6
  • PubMed
  • Embase
  • EndNote
  • Finding Images
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Open Access Basics / Predatory Publishers
  • Searching for Gene, Nucleotide Sequences & Protein
  • NIH Public Access, Open Access, Author’s Rights
  • Standards: Guides and Regulations
  • Measuring Scholarly Impact
  • Scopus & Web Of Sciences
  • Data Management for Researchers


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UI Libraries awards 2016-17 Student Employee Scholarships

The UI Libraries is pleased to announce the first two winners of the Libraries’ Student Employee Scholarship.  The selection committed was delighted to have such a strong candidate pool for the scholarship and found the final decision extremely difficult.  The winners are:

  • Stacy Garrard – Stacy Garrard is a freshman majoring in speech and hearing sciences. Garrard works in Special Collections where she enjoys looking at the historical pieces of art, literature, and letters, as well as assisting patrons with general inquiries and in-depth research.
  • Ghyas Zeidieh – Ghyas Zeidieh is a graduate student pursuing a doctoral degree in musical arts in cello performance. He has been working at the Rita Benton Music Library for nearly three years and enjoys sparking students’ interest through conversation and opening windows to their research.

Thank you to the scholarship committee for their assistance with this process:  Beth Stone, Rijn Templeton, Marianne Mason, H Pedelty, Pam Kacena, and Michelle Dralle.

Finally, sincere thanks to all UI Libraries staff who generously contributed to this student scholarship fund during the 2015 We Are Phil campaign. Your support provides direct assistance for our students here at the University of Iowa.

Organize your references, store full-text using EndNote Desktop | workshop Thursday 8/11, 10am


endnote_logoEndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and then insert them into papers and format them in a style of your choosing. This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations.

EndNote can also store full-text articles if the library has an electronic subscription.  The class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end.

EndNote Desktop is available free to faculty, staff and graduate students from ITS.

Our next session:
Thursday, August 11, 10:00 – 11:00 am (Information Commons East, Hardin Library)

No time for class?  See our guide to EndNote Desktop.

Change EndNote Desktop Settings to Find Full-text

The UI Libraries migrated to a new library catalog in July.  This change means you need to change your EndNote settings in order to find full-text articles. Below are instructions on how to make the changes on a PC. For more instructions on using EndNote, visit the website (EndNote Desktop tip sheet for PCs | EndNote Desktop tip sheet for Macs) or contact your librarian. Full text availability is limited to journals the UI Libraries subscribe to electronically which have full text available.

Set up EndNote to Find Full-Text

  1. From the Edit menu, select Preferences
  2. Click on Find Full Text.
  3. In the Open URL Path box, enter http://uilink.lib.uiowa.edu/view/uresolver/01IOWA_INST/openurl
  4. If you are using EndNote from off-campus, you will need to enter https://proxy.lib.uiowa.edu/login beside the box labeled Authentication URL.
find full text EndNote
Enable UILink (formerly InfoLink)
  1. From the Edit menu, select Preferences
  2. Click on URLS and Links
  3. Paste http://uilink.lib.uiowa.edu/view/uresolver/01IOWA_INST/openurl into the box labeled ISI Base URL.  You can now click OK.screenshot from EndNote